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How to Know If It’s the Right Time for Breast Augmentation?

Posted November 07, 2023 in Breast Augmentation

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Choosing the best time for breast augmentation is a personal decision that includes various factors, from emotional readiness to practical considerations.

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By understanding the pros and cons of your breast augmentation timing, you can plan your transformative upper body contouring journey to achieve the optimal outcome and long-lasting results.

The following factors are essential to consider when planning any breast enhancement surgery.

Personal Readiness

Your decision must be free from external influence, and moving forward with breast augmentation surgery should come from a place of personal empowerment.

Your physical, mental, and emotional status plays an integral role in your readiness for plastic surgery.

  • You should be healthy enough to undergo surgery.
  • You should be mentally capable of following all pre and post-surgical instructions.
  • You should not be experiencing any emotional issues that may interfere with your ability to make this critical decision.

Ensure that your stress levels are manageable, as a positive mindset contributes to a smoother recovery, and surround yourself with a supportive network of friends and family to assist during your recovery.

Assess your emotional readiness for the procedure so you are in a positive and stable state of mind. If you are experiencing any health concerns, be sure to arrange a visit to your primary care physician so you can be cleared for surgery.

Clearly define your expectations and aesthetic goals by consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon to align your objectives with the potential outcomes of breast augmentation.

Being healthy, having a positive mindset, and having the needed support in place are essential ingredients in considering cosmetic surgery.

Considering Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Breast Augmentation Before Pregnancy

Many young women choose to undergo breast augmentation before they start a family. However, if you plan to become pregnant within the next few years, understand the potential effects on your results. Pregnancy and breastfeeding cause breast tissue to stretch and contract, impacting your breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation After Pregnancies

The optimal timing for breast augmentation is when you are free to enjoy your results without worrying about future pregnancies affecting them. Women who have completed their families are excellent candidates for breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, and reduction.

Some women consider a Mommy Makeover at this time to address concerns with the appearance of their breasts and abdominal area. A Mommy Makeover includes cosmetic breast surgery along with your choice of tummy tuck, a liposuction procedure, or both.

Weight Stability

Like pregnancy, weight fluctuations can affect breast augmentation results. To minimize potential changes to your breast appearance after surgery, only consider breast augmentation when you are happy with your weight and it has been stable for several months.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and exercise, will help ensure ideal, long-lasting results.

Career and Lifestyle Considerations

Evaluate your work commitments and schedule the surgery during a period that allows you to arrange sufficient recovery time.

If you want your breast augmentation results to be final before an upcoming vacation or special occasion, be sure to talk to your surgeon about when you should plan your surgery to be ready for these events.

Time of Year

With all other considerations in order, many undergo breast enhancement surgery in the late fall or winter. This timing will allow you to conceal compression garments or support bras under clothing easily.

Avoiding surgery in the spring and summer also lowers the risk of direct sun exposure on the healing incisions, which works best to minimize scarring.

Breast Augmentation in Pasadena, CA

Before deciding on the timing of breast augmentation, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can provide personalized advice based on your unique circumstances and long-term goals.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Taylor Plastic Surgery Center in Pasadena, California,  are dedicated to helping our patients achieve excellent, long-lasting breast augmentation results. To learn more about planning cosmetic surgery and your breast augmentation options, call our Pasadena office at (626) 577-7730 to schedule your consultation!

Thomas S. Taylor, MD, FACS

The Aesthetic Society American Society of Plastic Surgery Fellow American College of Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery ABMS MOC American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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